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Audiologist Brick NJ

Local resource for audiolgists in Brick. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to hearing aids, hearing loss services, hearing tests, ear, nose and throat specialists and ear doctors, as well as advice and content on hearing loss resources and services.

Total Hearing Care - Brick
(732) 451-3013
525 Jack Martin Blvd Ste 104
Brick, NJ
Services
Authorized sales and service of major digital hearing aid brandsHearing Tests and EvaluationsHearing Aid Cleanings and AdjustmentsHearing Aid Battery SalesSales of Assisted Listening DevicesMedicaid Provider
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Sound Hearing Center/Dr. S Moosa Jaffari MD.
(732) 719-4530
814 River Ave
Lakewood, NJ
Services
We provide a full range of ear, nose, and throat sevices. This includes audiological sevices and hearing aid dispensing under physician supervision. This allows the patient full medical claerence and ongoing medical treatment of hearing loss.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 03:30 PM by Appointment
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New Jersey Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers
(732) 573-6295
500 Lakehurst Rd
Toms River, NJ
Services
We are a full-service audiology and hearing aid dispensing practice with two conveniently located offices just minutes from Garden State Parkway exit 81 and exit 63. We have two full-time Doctors of Audiology and two in-house ENT physicians to better serve you and streamline your care. We provide comprehensive diagnostic hearing tests, tinnitus evaluations and treatments, dizziness and vertigo evaluations and treatments, hearing aid dispensing and repairs. Same day fitting of hearing aids is av
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment
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Total Hearing Care - Neptune
(732) 361-4412
444 Neptune Blvd Unit 1
Neptune, NJ
Services
Authorized sales and service of major digital hearing aid brandsHearing Tests and EvaluationsHearing Aid Cleanings and AdjustmentsHearing Aid Battery SalesSales of Assisted Listening DevicesMedicaid Provider
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Forked River Hearing Aid Ctr.
(609) 488-4043
442 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 3:00pm ( ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Thursday10:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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NJ Hearing Health Center, Inc.
(732) 451-6329
1673 Route 88
Brick, NJ
Services
Hearing Aid Evaluation/Prescription/FittingPatients are evaluated for hearing aid amplification based upon audiologic findings. Recommendations are given for the most appropriate model and circuitry. Patients are presented with choices and options depending upon their individual needs. Hearing aid check-ups are routine for adults. For our pediatric populations, ongoing evaluations are performed to obtain additional information for adjustments and transitions from one academic or physical setting
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
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Garden State Hearing
(732) 606-4352
83 Route 37 W
Toms River, NJ
Services
Diagnostic TestingIf a hearing loss is suspected, an appointment with one of our certified Audiologists should be made for the purposes of testing and evaluation.The test is completed in a sound booth using earphones and bone conduction oscillator. The Audiologist then uses the audiogram to determine the type and severity of hearing loss. These tests should help determine whether a hearing loss is best treated medically or with hearing aids.ENG Test - ElectronystagmogramThe ENG test is probably
Hours
SundayClosed
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Coastal Hearing & Balance Center
(732) 312-5202
3700 State Route 33
Neptune, NJ
Services
Adult and Pediatric Hearing Evaluations Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)Hearing Aid Evaluation and Fitting Hearing Aid Repair Tinnitus Treatment Vestibular Evaluation
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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American Family Hearing Center
(732) 686-6201
402 Main St
Allenhurst, NJ
Services
ServicesProducts and ServicesThe American Family Hearing Center provides a full range of audiological services with complete hearing health care ensuring the care and maintenance of your hearing health for years to come! We offer the latest advances in hearing aid technology, digitial and programable, with complimentary in office demonstrations and a 30 day trial period.Call (732) 517-1200 to schedule an appointment todayAmerican Family Hearing Center specializes in providing the latest and most
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Professional Hearing Speech
(732) 982-4146
4257 US Highway 9 Suite 6B
Freehold, NJ
Services
Speech Therapy Infant & Pediatric Hearing Testing Adult Hearing Testing
Hours
SundayClosed
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Air-Bone Gap - What’s That?

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A man wrote:

After three years of badgering, (and constant reminders that I was getting tired of repeating myself) my 84 year old aunt finally went to an audiologist for a hearing evaluation.

Upon finishing the audiogram, she was told to go see an ENT, in order to have her “Air-Bone Gap” evaluated. I’ve never heard of an air-bone gap before. What the Sam Hill is it anyway?

Good question. The reason for this strange and oxymoronic-sounding term, and the cause of your confusion, is that this term is really just a contraction audiologists use instead of saying, “The results of your air-conduction hearing tests and the results of your bone-conduction hearing tests don’t match each other because your air-conduction tests gave much poorer results than your bone-conduction tests.”

The difference (or gap) between these two lines plotted on your audiogram is the air [conduction] – bone [conduction] gap or air- bone gap for short. For example, if your audiogram showed an air- conduction hearing loss of 70 dB while your bone-conduction test results only showed a 40 dB hearing loss for a given test frequency, then the difference between them in this case would be an air-bone gap of 30 dB (70 – 40 = 30).

In case you are interested, air-conduction tests evaluate your ability to hear sounds traveling through the air in your ear canals, then vibrating your ear drums, which in turn vibrate the three tiny bones in your middle ears and then transmit these vibrations via the oval window to your cochlea.

In contrast, bone-conduction tests evaluate your hearing by placing a bone oscillator (vibrator) on the mastoid bone behind your ear. This directly vibrates your skull and thus your cochlea, which is embedded in your skull - thus effectively bypassing your ear canal, ear drum and middle ear bones.

If there is a difference between the air-conduction and bone- conduction test results, this indicates problems somewhere in your outer or middle ears. This could be something such as wax (or “junk”) in your ear canal blocking incoming sounds, a hole or other problem in your eardrum, fluid in your middle ear, damage to your middle ear bones (for example—otosclerosis), etc.

That is why if there is an air-bone gap you typically want to see an ear specialist to find out why. The good news is that often these kinds of problems can be fixed by an ear specialist...

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